Breakfast Foods · Comfort Food · Vegetarian

Fresh Mango Muffins.

It’s that time of year again. Time for MANGO MADNESS!!! 

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Our tree is producing mangos faster than we can consume them, so yesterday I decided to whip up some delicious Mango Muffins.  They are very similar to last year’s recipe, but I like these ones better.

I love making muffins.  It brings me back to my glory days working at a coffee shop. A little fact about me: I worked at a coffee shop throughout college and for some time after.  Still one of my favorite jobs because I met some of the most amazing people who I’m still friends with today AND I drank delicious (and free!) coffee all day long AND ate yummy pastries.

Like muffins.

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Baby · Comfort Food · Main Dishes · Pregnancy · Recipes

Pasta with Creamy Pumpkin Sauce.

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Wow. It’s been awhile.  Sorry.

This is difficult to admit, but I have been feeling a little down lately.  It may be a little bit of postpartum, or hormones, or maybe I’m stir crazy (it’s been raining a lot here so it’s difficult to go anywhere).  I’m honestly not really sure. I may have it, or I may not.  Hard to say really.  The good news is, I’ve been feeling a lot better this past week – I’m realizing that I suffer mostly on days that Lucy and I can’t get out of the house.  I’ve never been one who enjoys not doing anything – Bryan laughs at me because I can hardly sit down to watch a movie without having to get up repeatedly to do something.

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Baby · Comfort Food · Main Dishes · Popular · Recipes · Vegetarian

Spaghetti Squash with Chickpeas.

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Hi y’all!  It’s me again. 🙂 Hopefully you haven’t forgotten about me as I’ve been on my “break.”

HA!

Perhaps I should come up with a better name, because anyone who has children knows very well that having a newborn is definitely not a “break.”

I’ll deem it a newborn hiatus instead.

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15 minutes or less · Animals · Comfort Food · Popular · Quick Meals · Recipes · Vegetarian

Homemade Pizza Dough.

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It’s been a tough week on the home-front…I haven’t been feeling my best – mostly just anxious, overwhelmed and achy.  My legs and feet are so swollen that I can barely fit into my shoes (thankfully we live in Florida, where shoes are not always a requirement).

On top of that, Buddy had surgery Tuesday and I was a mess! Nothing big, he just had his teeth cleaned and a few moles/masses removed, but the last time he was under anesthesia it didn’t go very well, so I was one worried momma.  I contemplated all day whether or not I had made the right decision by putting him under again, but his mouth has been very painful for awhile now, and the guilt I felt as I watched him suffer everyday outweighed my fears of another anesthesia.  Needless to say, I was a nervous wreck all morning…

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Animals · Comfort Food · Dogs · Main Dishes · Recipes · Vegetarian

Butternut Squash & Spinach Lasagna

Looking for a new, healthier way to make lasagna?  Well you’ve come to the right place!  This Butternut Squash and Spinach Lasagna recipe is sure to knock your socks off!

And because it’s made with butternut squash, it’s a great choice for a vegetarian main dish.  Plus, it’s healthier!  The butternut squash is stuffed with spinach and combines three of my favorite cheeses: Ricotta, Parmesan, and Mozzarella, to create the ultimate comfort food.

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Animals · Burgers · Comfort Food · Popular · Quick Meals · Recipes · Vegetarian

Sweet Potato Chickpea BBQ Burgers. Veggie.

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Do y’all ever have a craving for a big, juicy burger? 

I do.  ALL OF THE TIME. 

Only my burger cravings are of the meatless kind. 🙂 This might be boring for some, but nothing beats a good Veggie Burger IMO.  In fact, some of the best burgers I can remember eating have been meatless.

Don’t believe me?  Well, I’m here to change your mind.

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15 minutes or less · Comfort Food · Photos · Popular · Pregnancy · Quick Meals · Recipes · Smoothies · Vegetarian

Blueberry Smoothie.

CAUTION: The photographs for this post are terrible. I mean absolutely terrible. Please forgive me, I was famished when I made this recipe. On top of that, I’ve been super tired lately – soooo tired that the thought of dumping a smoothie into a pretty, glass mason jar seemed almost impossible.  Forgive me?  This baby is sucking the life out of me…

I know, I know, it’s only going to get worse…

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